Tag: staff

Absent shop worker
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Absenteeism ‘corrosive to employee engagement’

Staff that fail to turn up for work has long been a serious problem in local retailing, but...

Lonely man
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Over six in 10 retail workers ‘feel lonely’

Over six in 10 people (63%) working in the retail and wholesale sectors feel always, often or sometimes...

Customer satisfaction: more tech needed?
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Half of shoppers ‘better connected than staff serving them’

As technology plays an ever more central role to the lives of shoppers a new study suggests retailers...

pound coins
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£11.97: the real cost of the National Living Wage

A study by the University of Stirling in collaboration with the SGF has discovered that the true cost...

extreme weather: snowbound cars
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Businesses encouraged to treat workers fairly in extreme weather

A new charter is encouraging employers to treat workers fairly and be mindful of their safety if they...

Sales graph
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Reality bites at Woodlands after record-breaking month

Hugely disappointingly, sales at Woodlands have fallen back to something approaching their more usual levels after our nearest...

Upward-trending sales graph
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Celebrating our most profitable month ever!

Thanks to the temporary closure of the store around the corner, Woodlands Local celebrated its most profitable month...

mortar boards
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Scotland offers ‘highest graduate salaries’

With hundreds of thousands of students graduating this year and retailers always on the lookout for talented management...

Woodlands chiller
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20% sales increase – but there’s a catch

The last couple of weeks at Woodlands have been phenomenal with sales increases of over 20% – but...

Woodlands local convenience store
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Tough decisions to take at Woodlands

As Woodlands Local parts company with its store manager and the options for choosing a new supplier narrow,...